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Stephanie Spencer

Urban Baby Beginnings


Phone: 3213332535

Birth Fee: $900 to $1200

Fee Details: $900: on call support, 2 prenatal visits, birth, 2 postpartum visits $1200: previously mentioned services with Lamaze childbirth education series in home/classroom. Hypnobirthing: available in home/classroom $300 class, $675 in home

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 17 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2016
Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 2 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Hampton Roads and Central Virginia only
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Hampton Roads and Central Virginia birth centers only
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Licensed OB, CPM or CNM only, by interview only

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • HBCE (HypnoBirthing)
  • Lamaze International

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Community Doula Instructor which includes some breastfeeding education, I have also attended numerous breastfeeding conferences and I breastfed 3 of my children until 10 months

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • RN (Registered Nurse)
  • Perinatal Educator and Community Doula Urban Baby Beginnings

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

As a Registered Nurse I provide my experience through case management, fairs, clinics and guest speaking events. I provide culturally sensitive care to women in the community. I am the Executive Director of Urban Baby Beginnings: Urban Baby Beginnings supports families throughout their most precious time; bringing life into this world. Our mission is to decrease infant mortality and maternal morbidity by providing prenatal and postpartum care and support to families regardless of income while intensifying efforts toward the improvement and prevention of adverse maternal and child health outcomes by addressing community risk factors. Urban Baby Beginnings Community Doula: providing reduced rate services to low income women based on hospital or social worker referral, and I specialize in working with mothers in high risk situations. I train women on how to become Community Doulas, support expectant women through groups, classses and events. My classes are taught at the Bon Secours Sarah Garland Center, BarRva and Christ Ascension Episcopal Church. My organization, Urban Baby Beginnings has served over expectant 390+ women in the past year through this program and over 7,000 combined through each program I volunteer with. We currently have 25 doulas that provide services to women in the community, each with the own expertise and flavor. We have trained over 45 in the last 3 years.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Virginia Beach, VA
Travel Range: 100 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Central Virginia (Richmond and surrounding cities) Hampton Roads (Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach

Client Testimonials for Stephanie Spencer

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Hannah Newsome

Stephanie was such an amazing part of my birth experience, I couldnt have done it without her! I had no idea what I was doing when I found out I was pregnant, my family and I arent really close so I didnt have many people I could go to for support and Stephanie was there every step of the way. She explained everything from nurtition to breastfeeding, helped me form a birth plan, and was at my house every month (in the last month every week!) until I delivered. The best part was that I could call or text her any time day or night with questions or concerns and she never judged me or made me feel like I was overreacting. She stayed with me through my entire delivery (26 hours!) and never slept once. She rubbed my feet and back, played soft music, and made me feel completely supported and empowered in my birth experience. Stephanie is amazing and I will definitly want her to be a part of any pregnancies I have in the future!

Posted 9/22/2017

Birth Availability for Stephanie Spencer

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